Free agent infielder Troy Tulowitzki drawing interest from both Bay Area teams is not breaking news.
But if it's news to you, allow me to indulge you.
The veteran shortstop, who was recently released by the Jays, has expressed a willingness to change positions if it would help him find a home on the right team.
During a workout in front of multiple teams, the Giants had the biggest contingent there watching him, according to Yahoo's Jeff Passan:
Of all the teams at free agent SS Troy Tulowitzki's open workout today, the San Francisco Giants have the most impressive presence, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Among the attendees for the Giants: New president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Bruce Bochy.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 18, 2018
While Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria are locked in on the left side of the Giants infield, Tulo could fit in as a right-handed platoon bat with Joe Panik if he is serious about moving to second base. Manager Bruce Bochy has been talking about a lot as of late about the importance of platooning as the Giants look to fill out their 2019 roster.
"I really believe in platooning when it's the right situation, I do," Bochy said on a recent episode of The Giants Insider Podcast. "Why not? It makes sense when the splits are that significant on a certain hitter. If you can get the right player (off) the bench, now you're getting everybody involved, you're resting guys, you're getting a better matchup. All these things make it easier for me."
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First things first, Tulo is still owed $38 million by Toronto, so the monetary factor isn't much of a factor at all (the Giants would only be on the hook for a minimum contract). Farhan Zaidi's theme is wanting smaller contracts both in money and timing terms which sounds very Tulo-esque at the moment.
It's also rumored Tulo wasn't a fan of the Giants growing up, but it's doubtful that's going to be anything of significance. He wants to play even if he did spend a decade playing for the Giants' NL West rival Rockies.
I know I sound like a broken record when we say "if he can stay healthy ... " but that term was almost invented because of guys like him.
When all is said and done, seeing the five-time All-Star in a Bay Area uniform is something we should keep our mind open to.